Maliyo Games recently unveiled a partnership with Google. As a result of this agreement, the two organizations have come together to launch a video game developer training program in Africa.
The project is being called GameUpAfrica Bootcamp. The program is expected to serve individuals in Kenya, Ghana, and Nigeria.
“We are bringing people new people into the team to help support with the bootcamp,” said Maliyo games’ founder Hugo Obi said. “But the bootcamp itself, the content itself is self-paced and self-taught. It’s project-based content. So people essentially follow online tutorials, online guidance. And then we would be onboarding mentors, from the African game developer community, as well as the global game developer community, to then help support some of these learners with mentors who can then provide guidance.”
Registration for the Bootcamp ran from July 19th to August 2nd. Selected applicants will then participate in the video game development program which goes from August 16th to December 23rd.